Berkeley, Illinois

Chicagoland municipality
muni-name = Berkeley
muni = Village
state = Illinois
county = Cook
township = Proviso
date = 1924
gov = President-Trustee
head_label = President
gov_head = Michael A. Esposito
pop = 5,245
density-km = 1,456.9
density-mi = 3,765.4
status = up
percent = 2.10
prevyear = 1990
white = 59.37
black = 27.74
hispanic = 15.52
asian = 3.85
islander = 0.02
native = 0.11
other = 6.75
zips = 60163
acode = 708
area-km = 3.6
area-mi = 1.4
coords = coor dms|41|53|12|N|87|54|38|W|city
pci = 24,334
geocode = 05404
mhi = 55,833
mnhv = 137,800
mhv = 139,828 (2000)
website = www.berkeley.il.us

Berkeley is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Incorporated in 1924, the population at the 2000 census was 5,245.

The town has a commuter railroad station on Metra's Union Pacific/West Line with service to downtown Chicago.

Geography

Berkeley is located at coor dms|41|53|12|N|87|54|38|W|city (41.886794, -87.910528)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,245 people, 1,877 households, and 1,387 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,765.4 people per square mile (1,456.9/km²). There were 1,914 housing units at an average density of 1,374.1/sq mi (531.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 59.37% White, 27.74% African American, 0.11% Native American, 3.85% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 6.75% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.52% of the population.

There were 1,877 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $58,984, and the median income for a family was $67,478. Males had a median income of $40,568 versus $31,370 for females. The per capita income for the village was $24,334. About 4.7% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Companies based in Berkeley

* Vanee Foods Company, Inc.
* World Dryer

Sister City

The village has a sister city in England, Berkeley, Gloucestershire.

References

External links

* [http://www.berkeley.il.us/ Berkeley on the Prairie Path - Village Website]
* [http://www.hillsideil.com/ Hillside & Berkeley Community Resources]
* [http://bkshome.northstarnet.org/berklib/ Berkeley Public Library]
* [http://www.neiu.edu/~jabennin/bfd/bfd.html Berkeley Fire Department]
* [http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/131.html/ Berkeley entry in the Encyclopedia of Chicago]


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